The Rite Baptism for a children begins with the priest or deacon asking the parents, "What name have you given your child?"
As parents opt for increasingly bizarre and "unique" or "cute" names for their children fewer parents have opted to name their children in honor the saints. Sometimes it is hard to tell from the name if the infant is a boy or a girl. Sometimes you wonder if the name might work well enough for the child while he or she is young, but what about when he or she has reached the 75th year of age? All too often it is becoming hard to see to which saint the child will look for an example in living the Christian life.
Now the name "Mary" does not even rank among the top 100 names given to girls in the USA; her name has fallen to the 102nd most popular name.
The name of "Joseph," however, remains strong as the 16th most popular name for boys.